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DISSIDENT CATHOLICS ACTING OUT

Catalyst September 2014

Dissident Catholics are now attacking the composition of the Catholic Church for being Catholic. The problem they have identified—and here Bill Donohue is talking about the editorial board of the National Catholic Reporter—is the Synod of Bishops. What’s wrong with it? It is nothing but a “tiny representation of humanity, celibate and... [Read more...]

SETH MEYERS AND HIS SICK WRITERS

Catalyst September 2014

Here is what Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and his writers consider a joke: “A Spanish hotel inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey [a popular porn book] is having its opening delayed because officials are concerned that it’s too close to a nearby Catholic Church. ‘We don’t want to be next... [Read more...]

JON STEWART GETS FOUL AGAIN

Catalyst September 2014

During a recent episode of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the host mocked Fox News for a soft interview with Sen. John McCain. Pretending to be a reporter, Stewart asked of himself, “Is Jon Stewart fair to Republicans?” Although this skit had absolutely nothing to do with Catholicism, Stewart managed... [Read more...]

LETTERMAN SHOULD AVOID SEXUAL JOKES

Catalyst September 2014

On a recent episode of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” the host began by saying Pope Francis was thinking about lifting the celibacy requirement. “That’s right, the pope is saying that priests can be in a marriage with a woman and have sex.” [Women are shown cheering.] The pope was also shown speaking to bishops and... [Read more...]

MAHER IS A BIGOT, NOT A COMEDIAN

Catalyst September 2014

On the July 11 episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher discussed the Hobby Lobby case that the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided. Here is an excerpt: •  ”…but the five Catholic men on the Supreme Court agreed with Hobby Lobby that those women who have pleasure sex should be saddled with a baby.” •  ”And... [Read more...]

JESUS AND POPE CALLED PIMPS

Catalyst September 2014

Here is what Joan Rivers and Bill Maher had to say on recent episodes of their television shows: Rivers: “First of all, let me just say, Kid Rock, when did he audition to play Jesus Christ Super Pimp?” Maher: “The pope is a pimp. I’m serious.” Bill Donohue is not sure who is watching Joan Rivers anymore, but it is obvious... [Read more...]

NEW FX SHOW SURE TO FLOP

Catalyst September 2014

A new sitcom on FX starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence sounded like it could be promising, but the first episode of “Partners” that recently aired proved to be little more than a bigoted attack on priests and the Catholic Church. Even the New York Times called the show “painful” and said “the proceedings mostly... [Read more...]

HIP “BLACK JESUS” TV SHOW AIRS

Catalyst September 2014

A few weeks ago, the premiere episode of “Black Jesus,” aired on the Cartoon Network. The Catholic League has long taken the position that portraying Jesus as black is fine with the Catholic League, and indeed we find it silly that anyone would object. The Jesus character in this show is a mixed bag: He is irreverent, and can be downright... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC-BASHING PLAY BOMBS

Catalyst September 2014

“Doubtless” is a play by Albert Innaurato that was performed in New York City. It started August 4 and it closed August 30. It was easy to ignore—the theatre had 98 seats—but given that Innaurato has solid credentials, we decided to address his latest attack on the Catholic Church. The play’s name is a rip-off of the John Patrick... [Read more...]

POPE’S REMARKS ON IMMIGRANTS WELCOME

Catalyst September 2014

There are those on the right and the left who have misrepresented what the pope has said about the immigration crisis. Understandably, those on both sides of this issue are unhappy with the pope’s comments, but that is no excuse for distorting them. It may not please those on the right to learn that the pope implores Americans to care for children... [Read more...]

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